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Tanks of 'Fury' #6: Tiger I


The Germans used the Tiger I tank on the North African, Soviet and European fronts. Weighing a massive 120,000 lbs. and measuring 27 ft 9 in. long by 9 ft 10 in. tall, this heavy tank struck fear in its enemies. It was expensive to maintain and operate, leading to its replacement by the Tiger II in 1944. Its main armament was a 88mm gun backed up by two 7.92mm machine guns.

Fury, the World War II tank movie written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, arrives in theaters October 17. Set in the final days of the European conflict in April 1945, the film follows a Sherman tank and her crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Check out the M4 Sherman here, the Panzer I here, the M3 Stuart here, the Panzer IV here and the M3 Grant/Lee here.

Click on the image below to see a larger version of the Tiger I chart.


In a clip posted at the UK's Telegraph newspaper site, director David Ayer talks about getting to use the world's only working Tiger in his movie.


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